13 awardees were recently accredited as Certified International Procurement Professionals from the University of the South Pacific, Pacific Technical and Further Education.
The certification is accredited by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management, for meeting the global standard for professional competence in purchasing and supply.
The certifications are the highest standard in procurement education.
While officiating at the awards ceremony, the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Brad Carte said the award was a major achievement for the awardees in becoming Certified Procurement Professionals.
For the accreditation, students are awarded upon successful completion of on-line modules that cover nine competencies in total.